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Authority seeks public’s views on quarry extension plan

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 4 July 2006

4 July 2006

Authority seeks public’s views on quarry extension plan

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting people’s views on a planning application to extend Dale View quarry on Stanton Moor.

Quarry operator Stancliffe Stone has applied for a 3.18-hectare extension to the current 9.09-hectare quarry, and proposes to give up its rights to quarry the nearby dormant Lees Cross and Endcliffe sites, should it be given permission.

The proposed extension-land is on fields off Lees Road, half-a-mile to the east of Stanton-in-Peak village, and would produce up to 62,500 tonnes of gritstone per year, mainly for building work.

The life of the extension would be 21 years, and would involve a maximum 25 lorry movements in, and 25 out per day, using existing roads.

Stancliffe Stone mounted an exhibition of its plans in Stanton-in-Peak on Friday and Saturday (June 16-17), prior to submitting the scheme to the National Park Authority.

Residents and public bodies now have the opportunity to make comments for consideration by the National Park Authority’s planning committee. They may also give prior notice that they would like to speak at the committee, once a date for the meeting is set.

The public can view the plans during office hours at the National Park Authority’s main offices at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE. The plans are also available on a CD-Rom from Stancliffe Stone’s agents, Carter Jonas of Shrewsbury, tel 01939 210440.

In addition, background documents - including the planning application forms and site plans - will be available to view rom next week on the Authority’s website at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning

The Application Number is NP/DDD/0606/0613. Comments can be sent to the Authority at the above postal address, or can be lodged online at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning

Further help is available from Customer Services on 01629 816361.

Statutory consultees include Stanton-in-Peak, Birchover, Rowsley and Darley Dale parish councils, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire Highways Authority, the Environment and Countryside Agencies, English Nature, English Heritage, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Health and Safety Executive and the Government’s Department of Communities and Local Government.

This is an archived press release

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